Historic Bethlehem Partnership

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Event Space: Burnside Plantation

Burnside’s majestic scenery and rustic buildings make a beautiful backdrop for special events. Burnside is also home to the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Police horses.

Situated along the Monocacy Creek at 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem PA 18018, James Burnside’s¬† property includes the 18th and 19th-century farmhouse and summer kitchen, a large garden, and two barns.



For more information please contact Shannon McCauley at smccauley@historicbethlehem.org

Please choose from our list of fantastic preferred vendors

We welcome professional photography sessions at Burnside Plantation.  If you would like to conduct a photo shoot, please contact Shannon McCauley regarding scheduling and permit information.

Click HERE to view a photo gallery of weddings at our sites

Site capacity

Maximum 250 people

Wagon Shed
Cocktail/reception: 30
Seated dinner: 20

Cocktail/reception: 80
Seated dinner: 60

On-site parking
Restrooms available

Rental Fee

Additional Information

  • A $500 deposit is required at the time of booking to hold the date.
  • Rental fee includes time for site set up and clean up.
  • Insurance rider required


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Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Registration and financial information about Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999, or on the web at www.dos.state.pa.us. Registration does not imply endorsement.